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What's Izumo good at?

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5 minutes ago, AkiyamaSaneyuki_2017 said:

Other than getting sunk in the first 5 minutes?

It's good at this.

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This isn't 2016 anymore.

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whats OP good at? other than making threads complaining about IJN ships every 5 minutes?

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Accurate and consistent heavy fire. And bow tanking against Non Yamato class battleships.

It is not good at absorbing shells with its broadside or getting flanked.

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1 hour ago, AkiyamaSaneyuki_2017 said:

Other than getting sunk in the first 5 minutes?

 

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Gatekeeping aside, Izumo is suppose your transition from normal battleship playstyle into a bow tanking playstyle. It can be the same long range combat or the more campy setup shop business see with Nelson and Dunkerque. The guns are accurate and everything about it is meh to keep you from wanting to get any closer than you need to. Punchy enough to do it's job but bland enough to want you to just get it over with to Yamato. So bland people in rank will ignore you even when you chunk an Iowa or Georgia for half their health. The Izumo can be strong, but Musashi will always do it's job better. Being a Yamato and all. 

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Izumo is overwhelmingly the best T9 tech tree battleship and competes with the premium ones at T9 in terms of strength.

That seems pretty good to me.

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more then likely its the best tier 9 bb for farming PR since the stats are lowered so much by the original izumo being terrible. i would assume it competes with iowa.

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To my memory Izumo has the better HE, but Iowa isn't nearly as slow, large and is equally protected when not broadsiding. You would have to get around Izumo's X turret too. Not a lot of super structure though. I want to throw Soyuz into the mix too but that's apples and oranges.  

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34 minutes ago, enderland07 said:

Izumo is overwhelmingly the best T9 tech tree battleship and competes with the premium ones at T9 in terms of strength.

That seems pretty good to me.

 Izumo is actually pretty sexy, now, but it ain't Veronica Zemanova. Buffed Freddie and the Alsace are excellent too.

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4 hours ago, AkiyamaSaneyuki_2017 said:

Other than getting sunk in the first 5 minutes?

Getting free xp’d to yammy then sitting in port unitl snowflakes come around.

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after suffering through the izumo, i sympathize, here are some tips

1) bow on all the time, never give your broadside to anything

2) keep everything at arms length, this is not a ship that pushes, it has long ranged heavy guns, shoot things 20+km away, not 10km away

3) AP - never HE

4) learn how to shoot, those are accurate guns.  if you can only hit stuff from 10-14km then you aren't a good enough shot to use this beast

5) learn to live with the strange shot pattern, this ship will drive you up a wall with odd scatter to its shots.  live with it.  it's accurate not precise.  

6) live with the random cit hits.  I remember the most frustrating thing about that boat was taking cits on the first salvo from a Yamato, and being sunk in one shot.  the RNG is not your friend with the Izumo.  this is why it's so important to be bow on, it minimizes the cit chances against you.

 

the izumo is something you can push later in matches, much like most BBs, just know you'll never dodge a torp.  it's far too slow to turn, stop or accelerate, so if you push into a DD you deserve the L; furthermore it's secondaries are all clustered in the back and sides, meaning bow on your secondaries do little when you push, and since this is NOT a ship you want to broadside with, you'll find those secondaries are largely worthless.

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3 hours ago, Azanimefan said:

5) learn to live with the strange shot pattern, this ship will drive you up a wall with odd scatter to its shots.  live with it.  it's accurate not precise. 

This is probably the #1 issue players have with the Izumo (and Soyuz).  I noticed it as well when playing her; due to having exceptionally high velocity guns, she's got pretty crazy vertical dispersion.  She's excellent at putting out enemy fires from her shell splash.

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I rather enjoyed izumo. Yeah the occasional wild shell on perfectly flat broadside CA at 8km will drive you to curse, but overall a nice T9.

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8 hours ago, tcbaker777 said:

whats OP good at? other than making threads complaining about IJN ships every 5 minutes?

He complained about the Fiji yesterday, so there's hope for improvement...

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9 hours ago, MnemonScarlet said:

It's good at this.

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This isn't 2016 anymore.

^This.

I’d rather take my Izumo out for a battle than my Musashi.

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49 minutes ago, Nevermore135 said:

^This.

I’d rather take my Izumo out for a battle than my Musashi.

Heresy. You'd take Izumo over a tier 9 Yamato?

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22 minutes ago, thebigblue said:

Heresy. You'd take Izumo over a tier 9 Yamato?

Yup. Izumo’s shells tend to fall where you aim. I find Musashi’s dispersion to be very trolly.

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I hated the early Izumo.  I haven't taken the buffed version out, but I have played against it.  It seems much better now, and lots of players like it.  It hits like a truck.  The secret to that ship is to provide an angled bow tank and keep those front guns looking forward.  It isn't a good kite ship and doesn't have good side protection of its citadel, so don't get into a position where you need to turn and get away.  Its 410mm guns can plow through most ship's armour.

If I didn't have so many other ships on the grind list right now, I'd be inclined to take it out for a spin.

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